Edward S. Jacobson
WHITING — A reception in memory of Edward S. Jacobson, 94, who died Aug. 23, 2008, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Whiting Town Hall. Friends are invited to visit with the family and share remembrances.
Richard “Dick” G. Heitman
VERGENNES — Richard “Dick” G. Heitman, 78, of Vergennes died Sept. 25, 2008. He was born on March 9, 1930, in Shoreham, the son of Grandey and Kathryn (Johnson) Heitman.
He attended the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., and the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass., where he studied steam and diesel engineering and industrial electricity.
After completing his education he enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and served as an Air Force police officer from 1949 to 1953, first in Fairbanks, Alaska, as a patrolman and then at Mitchell Field, Long Island, N.Y., as the Air Force police sergeant of the guard.
He and his wife, whom he met at age 14 in the apple orchards of Shoreham, were married on June 14, 1955, and resided on Cream Hill in Shoreham. They operated the Heitman Supply Company in Middlebury, selling appliances and dairy equipment and conducting plumbing, heating, and refrigeration service.
He moved his family to Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1967 upon accepting a position with the Delaval Separator Company in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
He began his tenure as a dairy equipment field engineer and moved up through the DeLaval ranks; product engineer, product engineer and supervisor of farm system planning, manager of engineering — farm division, manager of field services, and regional product manager.
He moved his family back to Vermont after accepting the position of manager of DeLaval Sales and Service with Broughton Farm Supply Company, where he worked until he opened his own consulting firm, Heitman and Associates Inc. Upon retirement, he traveled extensively, finally returning to their home state of Vermont.
Through the years he was very active in community groups: Twin State Sanitarians Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, Addison County Fair Association board of directors, Presbyterian Church and Men’s Club, PTA member, Simonds Lodge 59 member, Potter Chapter 22, Middlebury Council 14, Cairo Temple A.A.O.M.N.S., Cairo Drum and Bugle Core, The Order of the Eastern Star, and Morning Sun Lodge 5 F. & A.M.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jeanette (Butterfield) Heitman; two sisters, Shirley West and Joyce Bolliger; two daughters, Cheryl Williams and her husband, Ted, and Beth Heitman and her husband, Troy Doolan; two sons Rick Heitmann and Ray Heitmann; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa Fla. 33607-1460 or www.shrinershq
.org\hospitals; Morning Sun Lodge 5 F.& A., 96 North Cream Hill Road, Bridport, VT 05734-9617; or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312/ www.diabetes.org.
Online condolences may be recorded at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.